Book Review: The Fireman

The Fireman
By Joe Hill

My Edition:
Paperback, 752 pages
2016, William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062565334

A plague, commonly referred to as Dragonscale, has swept the world, leaving victims covered swirling patterns of scales that will eventually ignite, burning the host alive. Harper Grayson is a nurse, working in a hospital to assist the afflicted when she catches the ‘Scale herself. Initially, she’d make a death pact with her husband, should they become infected, but when she realizes she’s pregnant she decides she wants to live. When her crazed husband tries to kill her, Harper is saved by a man who can set himself on fire at will and she follows him to a camp of refugees who embrace the ‘Scale and seek to survive the end of the world.

Whoa. I figured I’d like this beast of a book, but I never expected it to be so damn addicting!

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Book Review: Horns

Horns
By Joe Hill

My Edition:
Paperback, 397 pages
2010, HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061147968

From the back of the book: Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin’s murder, IG spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover…and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look – a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it’s time for revenge…it’s time the devil had his due. 

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Book Review: NOS4A2

 

NOS4A2
By Joe Hill

My Edition:
Paperback, 692 pages
2013, William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062200587

4/5 stars

Victoria McQueen discovered at a young age that when something really needed to be found, she could get on her bicycle and ride through a covered bridge, always coming out right where she needed to be. Charles Manx has a car with a strange power too – he can use it to bring children to a world he calls Christmasland. While on the road his powers and imagination suck the life out of the children, transforming them into soulless monsters, much like their kidnapper. One day Victoria goes riding for trouble and stumbles upon Manx’s house – she’s the only child who ever escaped him and he’s determined for revenge.

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